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Welcome 2018

Your opportunity to learn more about your programme of study and life in the Department of Media and Communications and LSE.

A very warm welcome all new and returning students to the Department in the 2018-19 academic year. Let's make this the best year yet!

Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser, Head of Department

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A Welcome Message from the Head of Department

A very warm welcome to all new and returning students to the Department of Media and Communications in the 2018-19 academic year.

I’m extremely excited to oversee the Department's Welcome 2018 events, in what will be my first year as Head of Department. I’m also confident that our faculty and professional services teams both in the Department and across the School will be able to provide you with everything you need to feel comfortable within the LSE learning environment as you begin this exciting new adventure in your life. 

Below you will find a programme of events for both incoming MSc and MPhil/PhD students, so please read this carefully and make a note of the events you need to attend. If you have any questions about any of these events, you can contact media.communications.admissions@lse.ac.uk.

For general information on welcome events around LSE, please check the LSE Welcome webpages.

Let's make this the best year yet!

Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser
Head of Department

Early arrivals

If you are joining us early take a look at the Early Arrivals pages for full information on support offered. 

Registration

Friday 21 September 2018

All MSc Media and Communications students will register on Friday 21st September 2018.  Make sure you know when and where your registration takes place - please see here for full details of your specific programme slot.  Registration is compulsory and you must register in order to be able to access all LSE systems and to be allocated to an Academic Mentor.

Departmental MSc Welcome events

Monday 24 September 2018

  • Head of Department Welcome
    Old Building, Old Theatre – 12.30-13.30

Tuesday 25 September 2018

  • What to Expect from your Year at LSE
    Old Building, Old Theatre – 10.00-12.00
  • Your Year at LSE – Q&A
    New Academic Building, Sheikh Zayed Theatre – 14.00-15.00

Wednesday 26 September 2018

MSc Programme Meetings:

  • MSc Media, Communication and Development
    32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Lower Ground Floor, Room 32L.LG.04 - 11.00-14.00
  • MSc Media & Communications (Governance)
    New Academic Building, 1st Floor, Room NAB.1.15 – 13.00-14.00
  • MSc Politics & Communication
    Old Building, 4th Floor, Room OLD.4.10 – 13.00-14.00
  • MSc Media & Communications (Data and Society)
    New Academic Building, 2nd Floor, Room NAB.2.13 – 14.00-15.00
  • MSc Global Media & Communications (with Fudan)
    32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Lower Ground Floor, Room 32L.LG.03 – 14.00-15.00
  • MSc Global Media & Communications (with USC)
    Old Building, 4th Floor, Room OLD.4.10 – 14.00-15.00
  • MSc Strategic Communications
    New Academic Building, 1st Floor, Room NAB.1.15 – 14.00-15.00
  • MSc Media & Communications (+ Research)
    Clement House, 4th Floor, Room CLM.4.02 – 15.00-16.00
  • MSc Global Media & Communications (with UCT)
    Silverstone Room, Tower 3, 7th Floor – 15.00-16.00
  • Part-time student session with Director of Graduate Studies
    Silverstone Room, Tower 3, 7th Floor – 16.00-16.30
  • Department Welcome Reception
    Old Building, Staff Dining Room, 5th Floor – 17.00-18.30

Thursday 27 September 2018

Academic Mentor Meetings

  • Today, you will meet your academic mentor, who will be your main contact point for both academic and personal welfare issues in the School. Your meeting will be in one of three time slots today – either 11.00 – 12.00, 12.00 – 13.00 or 14.00 – 15.00.

    You will receive an email from Nicole Garnier by the end of the day on Wednesday 26 September to inform you of who your academic mentor will be, and what time and where your meeting with will take place.

Monday 1 October 2018

  • Teaching begins.

Departmental MPhil/PhD Welcome events

Monday 24 September

  • MPhil Registration
    PhD Academy, Lionel Robbins Building, 4th Floor – 10.30-15.30
  • Head of Department Welcome
    Old Building, Old Theatre – 12.30-13.30

Wednesday 26 September

  • Department MPhil Welcome Session
    Silverstone Room, Tower 3, Floor 7 – 10.30-12.30
  • MPhil and PhD Welcome Lunch
    Silverstone Room, Tower 3, Floor 7 – 12.30-13.30
  • LSE MPhil Welcome Talk 
    Tower 1, Ground Floor – 14.00-15.00
  • LSE MPhil Welcome Reception
    PhD Academy, Lionel Robbins Building, 4th Floor – 15.00-16.30
  • Department Welcome Reception for all students
    Staff Dining Room, Old Theatre, 5th Floor – 17.00-18.30

Thursday 27 September 2018

  • Supervisor meetings
    Once you have registered on Monday, you should email your supervisor team to arrange a meeting. The majority of faculty will be at LSE on Thursday 27 September, so arranging to meet on this day would be sensible.

Monday 1 October 2018

  • Teaching and supervision begin.

LSE School Welcome events

Compulsory LSE Welcome presentations take place for all new students – take a look at the Welcome Presentations for details about time, date and location.  

For other information about Student Services open hours and the Welcome Fair please take a look in the Welcome Guide and on the LSE Student Union.

Settling In to LSE

Find out more about settling in to your year at LSE.

Preparing for study

For more information about your programme why not visit the School calendar though please note this is currently for academic year 2017/18 and will be update for 2018/19 in due course.  Department handbooks will be available online in due course.

Reading lists for each programme can be found on the Programme pages – just select the programme you are studying on.

Join the Media and Communications community

Before or as soon as you arrive make sure to follow us on Twitter and also join your 2018/19 cohort Facebook group.

Getting in touch

If you have any queries please feel free to contact us via email on media.communications.admissions@lse.ac.uk